The Chinese know how to live: corrupt officials,

Seafood caught fresh from the sea,

Drunkenness celebrated in poetry.

It’s a plan that works well.

Heavenly poetry living where beggars dwell.

Poetry for drunks, the poor, the blind

So eventually all of these become refined.

Write your poetry to one who broke your heart

And hates you. Don’t throw her back in the sea.

Love her anyway. Drunk. Corrupt. And shit, don’t forget I’m here.

Don’t forget about me.



1 Comment

  1. noochinator said,

    August 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    “Corrupt officials” looks cool on paper,
    But a district chief who’s a sociopath raper
    Would make one envy the Muricanized nations—
    “Pay taxes and die” their only obligations.

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